Sweet & Sour Science

Presentation Type: Demonstration Age group(s): Elementary School; Middle School Time: 7-10 min Scientific Topic(s): Neuroscience; Biology Supplies in Library Kit: Consumables: Chocolate Pretzels Sour candy Bitter food Shape sorting toy (ligand-receptor demonstration)...

Save-A-Head

Presentation Type: Demonstration; Experiment Age Group(s): Elementary School; Middle School Time: 10-15 min Scientific Topic(s): Neuroscience; Biology Supplies in Library Kit: Brain molds Consumables: Pink Play-doh Saran wrap Aluminum foil Styrofoam cups Masking/duct...

Praise

This activity explores differences in children’s effort when praised for “hard work” or “being smart”.   Presentation Type: Experiment Age group(s): Children (9 to 11-year-olds) Time: 7-10 min Scientific Topic(s): Psychology;...

Numerosity

This activity explores when children come to understand that the amount of things represented in a set are associated with a particular number word – a concept known as the “cardinal number principle”.   Presentation Type: Experiment Age...

Magic Berries

Presentation type: Demonstration Age group(s): Elementary School; Middle school Time: 7-10 min Scientific Topics: Neuroscience; Biology Supplies in Library Kit: Poster Consumables: Small Dixie cups Lemon juice Magic berry tablets Magic Berries Script Link *If you...
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